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April 27, 2011
Ask an Expert: A son struggling with dad's deployment.
Military mom worries about her 11-year-old son's separation anxiety and the impact it is having on his budding social life. Here are some expert suggestions.
April 22, 2011
This week's safe schools snippets
School bullying linked to family violence - Local teachers arrested - Safe teen driving workshops held - Middle school fight caught on tape - Teen suicide pact linked to bullying?
April 19, 2011
Ask an Expert: Motivating a middle-schooler.
It can be discouraging to watch your middle-schooler disengage from school. But all is not lost. Read what this expert has to say about helping your child regain his passion for learning and life.
April 5, 2011
Researcher: Acceptance key to wellbeing of gay youth
Parents who are accepting of a gay child's sexual orientation are critical to keeping that child healthy, new research shows.
March 31, 2011
Helping teens cope with financial uncertainty
When parents lose jobs or struggle financially, things can get tough for teens. Here are some tips to help your teen cope.
March 28, 2011
Helping a shut-down learner learn to thrive
This expert tells you what to do if you've got a kid who just isn't thriving in school. If you don't address your child's needs, she could get stuck in a negative feedback loop and never learn to like school.
March 25, 2011
Study: Classroom environment affects kids' mental health
A recent study finds that children in classrooms lacking supplies or whose teachers feel they are not respected by colleagues exhibit more mental health problems than students in classrooms without these issues.
March 22, 2011
Ask an Expert: Tips to get a teen to de-stress.
This parent says her over-achieving son's lip keeps swelling up. The doc can't find a cause. Could it be stress? If so, here are ways to help your teen chill.
March 18, 2011
This week's healthy schools highlights
Some Greeley eighth-graders concoct Chic' Penne dish as part of national contest - Aurora schools tap food pantry to help hungry kids - School health clinics more important than ever.
March 18, 2011
Researcher explores exercise as cure for teen depression
An ongoing study on the link between exercise and adolescent depression needs Denver recruits. Learn how to sign up your son or daughter. Participants get close monitoring by a recreational therapist.
March 17, 2011
Ask an Expert: How to make a lower-income school healthier?
An expert talks about a local program that can help low-income schools tap into more nutrition education.
March 16, 2011
Green Mountain H.S. counselor among nation's top 10
Sandy Austin, counselor at Green Mountain High School, recently travelled to Washington, D.C., where she was recognized as one of the nation's top 10 school counselors. Watch the video about the program.
March 15, 2011
Ask an Expert: Coping with CSAP stress.
A seasoned educational expert offers some sage advice to parents dealing with CSAP stress at home. Tips include movies and a bit of sign language.
March 14, 2011
House Ed kills trigger bill
The parent trigger bill was killed in committee Monday, while the concussion and recess bills advanced in floor action.
March 14, 2011
Wellness focus pays off for Loveland school
An elementary school adopts a focus on health and fitness to reverse declining enrollment, and wins a national award.
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